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SUGAR RUSH: Scientists solved a major battery problem with glucose so an EV can run non-stop Sydney to Melbourne

- September 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

A team of researchers from the Monash Energy Institute has created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to commonly used lithium-ion batteries by adding sugar to lithium sulfur batteries. The increase in performance is so dramatic it has the potential to give an electric vehicle to 1000km range – enough to travel  from Melbourne to… Read more »

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NSW will waive stamp duty on buying EVs and offer $3000 rebates – and wants the government fleet to be 100% electric by 2030

- June 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Stamp duty waived on EVs priced under $78,000 from Sept 1 $3,000 rebate on 25,000 EVs priced under $68,750 $171 million for new charging infrastructure The NSW government will waive stamp duty for electric vehicles (EVs) costing less than $78,000 and offer $3,000 rebates to 25,000 people who buy a battery and hydrogen fuel cell… Read more »

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South Australia is getting an even bigger ‘Big Battery’ in a massive national roll out of storage capacity

- January 25, 2021 3 MIN READ

Electricity generator and retailer AGL has short listed two major global energy storage companies to supply a huge battery system at a South Australian power station that will be more than twice the size of Tesla’s original 100 megawatt ‘Big Battery’ commissioned in the state’s Mid North in 2017. The Australian energy utility today announced… Read more »

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Victoria is stealing the Tesla Big Battery title from South Australia

- November 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victoria is planning to build a 300 megawatt Tesla battery near Geelong, snatching the title for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest battery from South Australia. French renewable energy company Neoen will pay for construction of the lithium-ion battery, as well its ongoing operation and maintenance, Victorian energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced today. The 300MW battery will be… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes backs $5 million series A for breakthrough solar cell startup SunDrive

- October 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

A $9 million project to make cheaper rooftop solar panels by replacing the silver in production with copper has attracted $8 million in funding. The cash for NSW startup SunDrive includes $5m Series A investment led by Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures, the family investment fund of Atlassian co-founder and renewable energy campaigner Mike Cannon-Brookes and… Read more »